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What's new and Press Releases 2003
RESOLUTION of the Council and of the Representatives of Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council regarding the common objectives for participation by and information for young people
29/11 to 5/10/03
European Youth Week - Youth IN Action
The European Youth Week - Youth IN Action, took place throughout Europe from 29 September to 5 October. A variety of events was organised in 30 countries around the themes; INitiative, INtercultural dialogue and INclusion. In Brussels one of the events was the ceremony of the Youth IN Action award celebrating the best European YOUTH projects.
The Commission White Paper A new impetus for European Youth identifies as a political priority the development of active citizenship of young people. According to the White Paper, citizenship and participation of young people have to be developed primarily at local level.
The aim of this action is to fund innovative and networkable projects on new participatory practices, particularly at local level; these projects must associate young people (15-25 years) including marginalised young people to the decisions that concern them. The text of the call for proposals has been published in the Official Journal of the European Communities n° C 140 du 14.06.2003. Deadline for application: 11 August 2003.
The Commission proposes common objectives to make young people more involved and better informed
How can we encourage young people to pursue active citizenship and boost their real participation in democratic life? How can we give them better access to high-quality information and advice? Following a proposal by Viviane Reding, the Member of the Commission responsible for education, culture and youth, the College of Commissioners is placing before the Member States a set of objectives, to be translated into practical action. These two themes of participation and information are among the priorities for enhanced Community-level cooperation as set out in the Commission's 2001 White Paper (Cf. IP/01/1619, 21 November 2001).
Youth Conference: "Young people: key actors in the cooperation between EU and SEE countries", Grevena, 29-30 March 2003
The conference was organised within the framework of the Greek presidency by the General Secretariat for Youth of the Hellenic Republic in cooperation with the Greek YOUTH National Agency. The event aimed to develop youth structures and networks in the region, promote youth participation and information as priority policies, integrate SEE youth in the new European reality and to reinforce the implementation of common actions among young people from EU and SEE countries.
There will also be other youth events taking place in the framework of the Greek EU Council Presidency:
To read more about some of these events: http://www.y-europe.gr/index.asp?a_id=265